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Yas (Djadali) Hardaway

Adjunct Professor
Executive Director of Career Services
Online Psychology Division, Graduate School of Education and Psychology


Yas (Djadali) Hardaway is a nationally certified Counselor and a certified Career Counselor. She has worked in the career development field since 1999, across multiple universities the United States and transnationally. She is the executive director of Career Services at Pepperdine University's Graduate School of Education and Psychology, where she also teaches as a Course Mentor and Adjunct Faculty member in the Psychology Division. She received her Master of Science and Education Specialist degrees in Counseling from Florida State University and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Kentucky.

Yas developed a strong reputation for team development, interdepartmental collaboration, and career counseling leadership at the University of California, Irvine, and Loyola Marymount University. She has created and taught several university career development courses and seminars at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Yas has published and has presented at international conferences on intercultural career development topics and the application of career development theory to practice. In 2007-2008, she initiated and launched a career development program for a transnational shipboard university of 50 nations, traveling to 17 countries around the world. As Founder of Insight Careers, Yas provides virtual career coaching for individuals across industries and life stages.



  • EdS, Florida State University, Tallahassee
  • MS, Florida State University, Tallahassee
  • BA, University of Kentucky, Lexington